The Committee on the rights of the Child (CRC)

is the organ composed of 18 independent experts who control the application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its member states. He also controls the application of the three optional protocols of the Convention, concerningt he

  • involvement of children in armed conflicts.
  • the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
  • the communications procedure.

Comments and general recommendations

The Committee adopted general comments referring to special articles, provisions and themes on the Convention to help the member states to fulfill their obligations from the Convention on the rights of the Child and to stimulate international organizations and specialized institutions which are interested in the progressive and effective implementation of the rights recognized by the Convention. At any time, the members of the Committee can offer general comments concerning an article, a provision or a theme. The Committee can decide to develop general comments on an article, a provision or a theme, which was discussed earlier in one of his sessions of general debate.

The comments are available in French and English..

Nbre Titel Year
1 Article 29 (1): The aims of education 2001
2 2002
3 HIV/AIDS and the rights of the child 2003
4 2003
5 2003
6 Treatment of unaccompanied and seperated
minors outside theiir country of origin
2005
7 Implementing child rights in early childhood 2006
8 2006
9 The rights of children with disabilities 2007
10 Children’s rights in juvenile justice 2007
11 Indigenous children and their rights under the Convention 2009
12 The right of the child to be heard 2009
13 2011
14 2013
15 2013
16 2013
17 2013
18 Joint general recommendation No. 31 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women/general comment No. 18 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on harmful practices 2014
19 2016
20 The implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence 2016
21 Children in street situations 2017
22 Joint general comment No. 3 (2017) of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and No. 22 (2017) of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the general principles regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration** 2017
23 Joint general comment No. 4 (2017) of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and No. 23 (2017) of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on State obligations regarding the human rights of children in the context of international migration in countries of origin, transit, destination and return 2017
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On children’s rights in the child justice system

2019

 

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